Thursday, February 15, 2007

Commercial Stuff

I've had a couple of weeks to ponder some of life's irritations and true to form, I'm going to write about them.

The first thing that comes to mind is that Nissan commercial that advises "life is 24-7". DUH! Is this new and revolutionary? Are they implying that new cars from other manufacturers only work part of the day, but the Nissan keeps going and going?... Bah!

The unbelievably greedy guy slurping his single serve tomato soup makes me want to scream! Is anyone that hungry or greedy at work? Forget Campbells - I'm buying store brand from now on just because he irsks me.

That car commercial filmed at breathtaking heights driving on 2 wheels (on the "edge") scares the hell out of me. I have dreams like that and to see in heavy rotation is just annoying. I don't need to revisit my bad dreams in primetime.

There's a commercial showing a dad having a difficult time with his two toddlers. One of them flushes his watch down the toilet. The next scene is a woman at a desk hawking car insurance. She's supposed to make his life easier. So... if dad had HER company's car insurance he wouldn't need to shop for a new watch, I suppose.

The couple about to kiss on the couch is stopped - by tissues. It seems the chick has stuffed her hair with tissues (I get the stuffed parallel folks - I'm not that removed from stuffing my bra) but it's yucky to see everything in the room deflate, including the boyfriend when her ruse is discovered.

I'd be hurt and confused if I announced my engagement to the man of my dreams and the first reaction of my family was: "He went to Jared". I'm anti-diamond anyway, but I'll NEVER darken that store's doors.

The "banker's pen" commercials for WAMU need to stop. The premise is that well-to- do white bankers want to fleece the public and the hip AA dude wants to set us free. I don't feel better about myself or my race because another group is clowned. I can't get with stereotyping any group. Imagine if the roles were reversed: there would be a crazy public outcry.

There are many more commercials that just get on my nerves, but I can't think of them right this second. Tell me which commercials you hate.


Christina_the_wench said...

The two Jared ones...the jeweler and the Subway Jared. Now he is doing a commercial with Tony Stewart.

I use to like Tony too. Damn.

Trying2BMe said...

I hate the new Burger King commercials with the "king" in them. He's just too weird for me.

djn said...

Subway commercials have got to go.

Jali, we have these radio commericals that just kill me. It's a fitness center called Bodies by Michael & Kelly. They call themselves the "anti-gym". Anyways, they say things like:

"We're interested in fitting your wide load into one zip code"

"Step away from the muffin"

"...stop ripping your pants"

I found them to be downright rude at first but now I think they're kind of funny.

Miss-Informed said...

I am right there with ya on the tissue/hair stuffing commercial. Why the boyfriend must deflate is beyond me. I turn the channel when that comes on the tv if my kiddos are in the room. It is too weird and I think it would scare them.

Steph said...

I hate ALL commercials. I usually leave the room to get a drink or go to the bathroom when they come on.

C said...

I hate the commercials for cellular phones.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I make it a point of honor never to buy anything I see advertised on TV. My special revulsion is reserved for Carl's Jr. commercials.

They seem determined to woo customers who dip fries in a pile of ketchup on the floor of their pickup truck, and would not be comfortable in the more elegant McDonald's. Bleckkkk.

dirk.mancuso said...

The obvious ones are those damn Head On ("Head On...apply directly to the forehead. Head On...apply directly to the forehead.)

The other ones are those goofy Geico ones with the caveman. I just don't get why those are funny.

And you didn't ask, but I'm tellin' you anyway (because you know how opinionated I am) favorite commercial is the Little Richard Geico commercial.

"Mashed potatoes, gravy and cran-BERRY sauce! Wooooooooooooo!"

~d said...

Good Morning, Jali.

I was talking abt commercials last night. The male enhancements ones. There was an article in our paper abt a young girl who saw the comm during the Superb Owl and asked her mom what erectal penial dysfunction was. the mother then had to loosely explain sex in order to explain the (damn) commercial!
P.S. hahaha, I am moving you to the top of my blogroll. NOW!

~d said...

the only peeps above you are peeps I know IRL.

~d heart Jali!

NOW! I know you know some funky music!


Luke Cage said...

Miss Jali, hands down the commercials I HATE are every last one of the Volks Wagon crash commercials! Having been in a few accidents, those commercials are just TOO DAMN real!

And to follow someone else's lead, the commercial for the Lions talking to eachother for Taco Bell and voicing the word "CARRRR-NEZ" is hilarious. "Sexy like Ricardo Montalban!" -lmao!!!

Kav said...

I wish I knew the ad you're on about, cos there's nothing I like more than hating stuff on tv.

Amadeo said...

First: the Dunkin Donuts commercials dissing Starbucks - is it French or is it Italian? You will never appeal to me with the reasoning that another business is over my head.

The Diamond commercials as well. While I wouldn't mind buying on should I want to get hitched...all the rules around it kill me. Three months salary? It's like when a designer tells me what's "in" this season. You have no say, you're trying to get my money!

awaiting said...

What are commercials? Do they have a website?

Just saying, being that I don't even know how to turn the tv on anymore.

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Matt said...


I'm hoping someone shoots me if I EVER go to Jarod.

Little Lamb said...

I don't like commercials. I want them to get over with so I can get back to my tv program.

Evil Genius said...

I HATE the commercials with "Bob", who used this particular product for erectile enhancement and now his wife is happy...and his neighbors...and the dog...(you get the idea). And that smile he has plastered on his face totally freaks me out!

~Macarena~ said...

I hate the State Farm w/ the dad, too!

There's a diamond store who's # is 1-800-HER-LOVE.

Mr. Fabulous said...

You used to stuff your bra?

Another illusion shattered...

Christina_the_wench said...

I need to add to my list. The Citibank card one where the chick is jogging with her husband driving the car alongside her playing the Spice Girls. OMG stop with that!

Elaine said...

I think I hurt my neck nodding at all of these because its all so true. The insurance company and the dad with the two toddlers doesn't even make sense? They were reachin' with that one.

Webmiztris said...

the first one that comes to mind that annoys me is the Dawn Direct Foam commercial. the one with the retarded fish in a bowl right by the sink. where do you find a retarded fish? and it has TEETH ferchristssake. *shudder*

J-Bigg said...

I hate the "Girls Gone Wild" commercials and pretty much every other late night "Sex" ad campaigns. I also hate Jamster ads. But the ads I hate the most are those Brinks Home Security commercials. What criminals are dumb and bold enough to kick in a door when he KNOWS someone is home, and then be frightened away by an alarm? And what thief carries around a crow bar in 2007. So cliche. Suburbians, or Surburbinites, or whatever they are called will fall for anything.

J-Bigg said...

Oh yeah and I almost forgot, what about that FIRST RESPONSE pregnancy test commercial? Since when is it ok to show a stream of urine on a black background? That's disgusting!